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Capital markets are entirely system dependent, and changes to your trading platform systems is almost constant. Change driven by a combination of market forces, including the growth of exchanges, the drive for competitive advantage, new trading instruments and new compliance and regulatory requirements, such as the Volcker ruling and Solvency II - all impact your business.

As the world’s leading independent quality assurance and software testing provider, SQS are uniquely positioned to provide strategic-level support to capital market institutions.

Supporting the Trading Life-Cycle

We work with leading investment banks, fund managers and hedge funds to help validate the systems that support your trading life-cycle. We have a strong track record in this area, and our specialist quality consultants have direct experience in providing digital management consultancy, quality assurance and trading platform systems testing.

We are able to provide you with market insight, guidance and support in the following areas:

  • Management consultancy to assist you in the planning and delivery of large-scale programmes.
  • Cross-level project management providing early feedback to stakeholders to inform and smooth the digital change journey.
  • Agile delivery implementation to reduce the time between releases, delivering leaner, more focused system change.
  • Reducing the cost of change for your trading systems through the rapid implementation of test automation frameworks for investment trading systems.
  • Capacity management: extensive performance testing expertise to validate system capacity in volatile markets.
  • Trading platform knowledge and expertise: our global presence means we work with most, if not all, of the major trading platforms, including (but not limited to): Misys Summit, Calypso, Linedata Beauchamp, Charles River, Thinkfolio, Markit CADIS, OpenLink and Murex.

We can support your continuous development, system upgrades and algo trading platform testing providing strategic-level advice, and introducing quality assurance best practice and management across the entire project. We will provide you with a high level of visibility, reduce your risk and ensure you meet regulatory obligations.

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